Expats with income of over AED 25K (USD 7K) can afford to rent almost any property, even in the most luxurious areas of Abu Dhabi. Often, highly paid professionals choose prestigious residences in Al Raha Beach, Corniche Road or Yas Island
Corniche Road is the central area of Abu Dhabi and is constructed around numerous cafés and restaurants, entertainment venues and business centers. Local residential communities feature ultra-modern skyscrapers with studios and apartments, complemented with a variety of amenities. The average rental price for a 1-bedroom apartment in this area will cost you from AED 48K (USD 13K). More spacious properties in 2-bedroom configurations here will cost from AED 80K (USD 22K).
Yas Island is no less popular among wealthy expats, as this is one of the emirate's largest residential and tourist projects with integrated communities for recreation and entertainment. The area of the island is 2,500 hectares, of which 1,700 hectares is allocated for the development of entertainment infrastructure and residential facilities. A colossal number of attractions are concentrated here, including the UAE's first Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park, the Formula 1 circuit; Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld with 40 unique water rides, the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
theme park and much more.
The island has both luxury townhouses and villas, in addition to apartments. The cost of a year's stay in a 2-bedroom villa on Yas Island is priced at a minimum of AED 180K (USD 49K). A 2-bedroom townhouse in this area will cost you from AED 170K (USD 46K), whereas apartments with 2 bedroom layouts are priced at a minimum of AED 65K (USD 18K) per year.